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Abbeyfeale Community College, Co. Limerick, Ireland

CASE STUDY

These six schools provide places for over 4,700 pupils and make up the second bundle of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) school projects delivered under the Department's PPP Programme.

Abbeyfeale Community College was part of this second bundle of PPP schools. As part of the PPP team we were involved in the project from concept stage and worked with the project team to develop the design and provide a fixed price lump sum at close of tender.

The College was created from the amalgamation of three schools to form one main post primary facility that accommodates 850 students. The site for the new school is located just off the main street in Abbeyfeale and the two storey school accommodates 23 classrooms, 29 specialist classrooms, special needs unit, library, staff/administration areas, sports hall, store areas, toilets and ancillary areas.

The development was designed to ensure best possible value in terms of education, organisation, operation, extended use for the community and sustainability.

External facilities include a full size GAA pitch, six hard surface playing areas, vehicular/pedestrian access, car park, cycle parking areas, bus and car park set down areas. The total gross floor area of the school is 9,065m2.